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Table 7 Standardized prevalence estimates of obesity based on BMI ≥30.0 for whites, blacks, and Hispanic/Latinos and BMI ≥27.5 for Asians and Pacific Islanders, ages 45–84, by race/ethnicity

From: Aggregation of Asian-American subgroups masks meaningful differences in health and health risks among Asian ethnicities: an electronic health record based cohort study

 All 45–84 yrWomen 45–84 yrMen 45–84 yrAll 45–84 yr
  Age-sex standardized prevalence Age-standardized prevalence Age-standardized prevalenceAbsolute percentage point difference from All Asian
 N% (99% CI)N% (99% CI)N% (99% CI)AllWomenMen
All Asian203,02029.5% (29.2–29.8)111,42125.7% (25.3–26.0)91,59933.6% (33.2–4.0) b(ref) d(ref) d(ref) d
Chinese62,91219.2% (18.8–19.6) b34,57614.8% (14.3–15.3) a28,33623.8% (23.2–24.5) a,b−10.3−10.9−9.8
Korean651019.4% (18.1–20.6) b381713.6% (12.2–15.3) a269325.4% (23.3–27.6) a,b− 10.1− 12.1−8.2
Japanese12,29235.6% (34.5–36.8) b725726.8% (25.4–28.2)503545.2% (43.3–47.0) a,b6.11.111.6
Southeast Asian22,37818.7% (18.0–19.4) b11,27816.3% (15.4–17.3) a11,10021.1% (20.1–22.2) a,b−10.8−9.4−12.5
Filipino66,95939.5% (39.0–40.0) b38,77834.5% (33.9–35.2) a28,18144.7% (44.0–45.5) a,b10.08.811.1
South Asian27,11338.2% (37.4–38.9) b12,58139.3% (38.2–40.5) a14,53236.8% (35.7–37.8) a,b8.713.63.2
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
595261.4% (59.7–63.1) b288560.6% (58.2–63.1) a306762.3% (59.9–64.6) a31.934.926.7
White
non-Hispanic
576,70036.4% (36.2–36.5) a304,55634.7% (34.4–34.9) a272,14438.2% (37.9–38.4) a,b6.99.04.6
African-American/Black75,27750.5% (50.0–50.9) a42,32554.9% (54.2–55.5) a32,95245.6% (44.9–46.3) a,b21.029.212.0
Hispanic/
Latino
154,67544.6% (44.3–44.9) a81,30744.5% (44.1–45.0) a73,36844.6% (44.1–45.1) a15.118.811.0
  1. All Asian group includes aggregated data for the 6 Asian ethnic groups above plus other Asians not represented in the table. This group does not include Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders
  2. aNon-overlapping 99% CIs and absolute percentage point difference from All Asian group within sex category of ≥2 percentage points
  3. bNon-overlapping 99% CIs and ≥ 2 percentage point difference between women and men
  4. cRef: reference group for race and ethnic group comparisons